AU, ECOWAS seek violence-free polls in Ghana

The African Union and the Economic Community of West African joint mission has tasked the Ghanaian authorities to ensure violence-free elections on December 7.The mission also urged the Electoral Commission to ensure strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocols.The joint mission led by the President of the ECOWAS Commission, Jean Kassi Brou, was in Ghana between[...]

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Biden presses ahead with transition, names chief of staff

United States (US) President-elect Joe Biden pressed ahead with his transition Wednesday despite Donald Trump’s refusal to acknowledge defeat, naming a seasoned Democratic operative as chief of staff in his first public White House personnel choice.Biden tapped longtime aide Ron Klain, who previously served as his first chief of staff while vice president, acknowledging the[...]

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Trump campaign says ‘this election is not over’

United States (US) Donald Trump’s campaign said Friday that “this election is not over” as his challenger Joe Biden edged closer to victory in the cliffhanger White House race.“This election is not over,” a statement from campaign general counsel Matt Morgan said while making further allegations of irregularities.“The false projection of Joe Biden as the[...]

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Iran’s supreme leader mocks US democracy

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has mocked the rancorous aftermath of election day in the United States, saying that the vote has exposed the reality of US democracy.Well over 24 hours after the last polling stations closed in the US state of Alaska, the battle for the White House remains undecided.US President Donald Trump[...]

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US election: Trump defeats Biden in Florida

President Donald Trump won Tuesday in Florida, one of the most important battleground states in his battle for reelection against Democratic challenger Joe Biden, US media projected.With 29 electoral votes, the Sunshine State was seen as a must-win for Trump. He also won the state in 2016, besting Democrat Hillary Clinton by less than a[...]

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LG Polls: Akwa Ibom orders closure of inter-state movement on Saturday

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has directed that all of the state borders be shut down from 7 am to 2 pm on Saturday, October 31, 2020, because of elections into the 31 Local government councils of the state.Secretary to State Government (SSG), Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem who announced this in a statement made[...]

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Seychelles holds presidential, parliamentary elections today

Most Seychelles voters will cast their ballot Saturday in presidential and parliamentary elections spanning three days across an idyllic archipelago that has been economically hammered by the coronavirus.Polling stations will open at 7:00am (0300 GMT) on Mahe, Praslin and La Digue — the three main islands of Seychelles, home to the majority of its 74,600[...]

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Edo election: APC candidate Ize-Iyamu wins polling unit

The All Progressives Congress candidate in the Edo State governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has won his polling unit at Ward 5, Iguododo community in Orhionwon Local Government Area.Ize-Iyamu polled 292 votes while Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party got 21 votes.The APC candidate voted at 9:30 am at polling unit 26, ward 5 in[...]

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Edo Election: European Centre decries non-compliance to COVID-19 protocols

The European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES), on Saturday, said voters in Ologbosere primary school, ward 4 with 40 units and other polling units they visited were not observing the COVID-19 guidelines as stipulated in the INEC policy.Mr Wilson Manji, the deputy project coordinator, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), that although the voters[...]

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Edo Poll: INEC says ready for free, fair and credible election

Ahead of the Sept.19, Governorship Election in Edo, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Monday said it was ready for the poll, pledging to ensure free, fair and credible election.INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr Johnson Sinikiem, stated this at a stakeholders’meeting in Benin, which had in attendance heads of security agencies, observer groups,[...]

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China denies cyberattacks on US election campaigns

Beijing on Friday denied trying to meddle in US presidential election after American tech giant Microsoft said it had parried cyberattacks from overseas groups – including from China – against both the Republican and Democratic campaigns.Microsoft warned it had detected attempts at election interference from overseas, including Russia, Iran and the China-based “Zirconium”, which targeted[...]

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PDP sweeps LG polls in Ebonyi

The Ebonyi State Independent Electoral Commission (EBSIEC), announced candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), winners of all the chairmanship and councilorship seats in Saturday’s council polls conducted across the 13 Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.Mr Jossy Eze, Chairman of EBSIEC, made the disclosure in Abakaliki while announcing the results of the elections[...]

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Edo/Ondo Gov polls: IGP warns politicians to play by rules, be of good conduct

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu has warned politicians and their supporters in Edo and Ondo States, where gubernatorial elections are scheduled to hold on 19th September 2020 and 10th October 2020 respectively, to conduct themselves properly, play by the rules and steer-clear of tendencies capable of undermining the electoral process in the two[...]

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Edo 2020: We will ensure free, credible, transparent poll ― INEC chairman

The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Mahmud Yakubu, has promised that the commission would ensure the coming election in Edo state was credible, in line with best electoral practices.He pledged this commitment during a meeting with members of the Interagency Consultative Committee on Election Security held in Benin the state capital.He expressed concerns[...]

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2.2 million voters pick Edo gov on September 19

A total of 2,210,534 residents have registered to vote in the governorship election in Edo State on September 19.According to the Independent  National Electoral Commission, 1,159,325 are men, while 1,052,209 are women. Also, youths between the ages of 18 and 35 make up 50 per cent of voters.This was stated at the presentation of voter[...]

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Tribunal nullifies Bayelsa governorship election

The Bayelsa State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, on Monday, nullified the election of Governor Duoye Diri. The Justice Ibrahim Sirajo-led panel voided the outcome of the gubernatorial election that held in the state on November 16, 2019, over the exclusion of one of the registered political parties, Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party, ANDP,[...]

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U.S. offers $10m for information on election intruders

United States has announced a 10-million-dollar (N3.8 billion) reward for information on foreign interference in its elections.The Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, announced the offer in a statement on Wednesday.The move is targeting foreign government agents seeking to compromise the country’s federal, state or local election elections through cyber attacks.Allegations of foreign interference, especially by[...]

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29,635 lawyers to vote as NBA begins 2020 elections

The 2020 elections into national offices of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) have opened online with a total of 29, 635 lawyers accredited to cast their votes.The Electoral Committee of the NBA (ECNBA) had at 6.30p.m. on Wednesday (July 29), circulated the final list of accredited voters while elections began at 11.00p.m. on the same[...]

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Edo: Don’t let anyone use you, Tambuwal tells INEC

The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum, Aminu Tambuwal, on Saturday, called on the Independent National Electoral Commission not to allow anyone or any force to control it in the forthcoming October 10 governorship election in Edo State.Tambuwal, who is also the governor of Sokoto State, tasked INEC to conduct a free, fair[...]

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Taraba Govt declares 3-day holiday for LG poll

Taraba Government has declared three-day public holidays to enable residents of the state participate in the local government council poll slated for June 30, 2020.The holiday would be observed between Monday June 29 and Wednesday July 1.This was contained in a statement by Alhaji Hassan Mijinyawa, Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Darius Ishaku, on Monday[...]

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Trump mocks billionaire Mike Bloomberg for quitting the presidential race after spending $500m on his campaign

US President, Donald Trump took to his Twitter handle on Wednesday evening to mock fellow billionaire Mike Bloomberg, after the Bloomberg Television founder announced he will be quitting the US Presidential race after spending a whooping $500m on his campain and advertising.   Mike Bloomberg, who spent funds reportedly in excess of half a billion dollars to self-fund[...]

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Boris Johnson wins Tory contest to become UK prime minister

Boris Johnson has been crowned leader of the Conservative party and will become prime minister on Wednesday, facing perhaps the most daunting political challenges of any British leader in peacetime. Mr Johnson beat Jeremy Hunt in the race to succeed Theresa May as Tory leader, securing 92,153 votes to the foreign secretary’s 46,656. The former London mayor will[...]

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Soyinka Advice’s Youths to Get Ready for 2023!

Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate, has urged the youth to start organising themselves for leadership positions before the 2023 elections. Soyinka was speaking on the sidelines of the wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the death of MKO Abiola. The ceremony was organised by Women Arise for Change Initiative (WACI) at the late[...]

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